International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Fisheries | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023 | Rating: 4.6 / 10

Ornamental Fish Culture: Current Status and Further Scope for Women Empowerment

Dr. Ankita S. Tekade

Abstract: Ornamental fish keeping at home is emerging as one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Aquarium keeping is said to be the second largest hobby next to photography in the world. Aquarium fish and accessories industry is fast gaining importance due to its tremendous economic opportunities and prospect the ornamental fish keeping which started as a hobby across the world, owing to its burgeoning demand in national and international markets, has turned out to be a commercially traded commodity in different parts of the world. The sector has been recognized for its ability to generate employment opportunities, alleviating poverty and contributing to the growth of national income by enhancing foreign exchange earnings. With the phenomenal increase in the demand of ornamental fishes worldwide, more countries have realized the economic potential of this sector and intervened directly to promote its development. The present domestic market for ornamental fishes is INR 300 crores and provides jobs to around 50, 000 people through 5, 000 aquarium retail outlets and an equal number of production units (Vinayak 2017). The activities are mostly concentrated in the states of West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Women have been identified as potential employees in the ornamental fisheries sector in several countries. Many women in India, particularly in rural regions, have taken up ornamental fish farming or breeding as a profession. Women are encouraged to explore ornamental fish farming because it requires only a few simple techniques and minimal investment. This paper concludes that women as entrepreneurs can make a significant contribution to the nation's gross product. Women are well - suited to this ornapreneurial path because of their intrinsic patience, but only if they are properly trained. Significant work is required to unlock the existing and latent ornapreneurial empowerment of people in this sector.

Keywords: Ornamental Fish, Women Empowerment

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 1177 - 1180

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